Here’s Why Greenbelt Is Poised to be the Country’s Fashion Capital
May 30, 2022   •   Cristina Morales
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May 30, 2022   •   Cristina Morales
Each of the world’s most stylish cities has its own fashion district. Los Angeles has Rodeo Drive, London has Oxford Street, Paris has the Champs-Élysées, Tokyo has Ginza, and now, you could say that Manila has Greenbelt. Now that Greenbelt 3’s renovations have finally wrapped up, more and more high-end brands are flocking to the shopping center. Here’s why it’s well on its way to being the country’s luxury fashion capital.
Though not everyone may not be aware of it, there’s a huge Philippine market for luxury fashion. But there was once a time when Pinoy fashionistas had to fly abroad to access high-end brands. Now, all they have to do is head to Greenbelt.
Some of the brands in Greenbelt 3 include the new Louis Vuitton store, Dior, Kenzo, Fendi, Univers, Off-White, Thom Browne, L’Officine Universelle Buly, Max Mara, Rimowa, Patek Philippe, and Bvlgari. Opening this June and July are Celine, Loewe, Jimmy Choo, and Ermenegildo Zegna. And in October, Tiffany & Co. is scheduled to open. Other stores earmarked to open are Roger Vivier, which is entering the Philippine market for the first time in 2022, and Cartier, which will unveil its latest collection in 2023.
From 2022 to 2023, Greenbelt 4 will get a refreshed look, so keep your eyes peeled for the new looks of Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod’s, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, and Prada. Gucci is also going to get a more prominent space as it moves to the former location of Louis Vuitton. Meanwhile, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and Saint Laurent are establishing their presence in Greenbelt 4, plus another new-in-the-Philippines fashion concept, Faure Le Page.
All that shopping needs to be complemented with stylish dining, and Greenbelt shoppers are spoiled for choice. Take, for instance, Greenbelt 3’s Las Flores, Wildflour, Sala Bistro, People’s Place, Starbucks Reserve, Amorica by Café Breton, and the newly-opened Ember by Chef Josh Boutwood.
Greenbelt 3’s refreshed new look is the brainchild of interior architect J. Antonio Mendoza, who was tasked to redesign Greenbelt 3’s façade and interior so that it would fit the global prestige of its brands, as well as meet the needs of Greenbelt’s discerning shoppers. The result is a minimalist aesthetic that flows consistently throughout Greenbelt 3’s exterior and interiors, subtle but undeniably elegant.
“Greenbelt has enjoyed countless accolades for its architecture, spatial planning, and seamless integration of lush green landscapes woven into the commercial floor plan,” says Ayala Malls President Chris Maglanoc. “We knew we had to push design boundaries to capture our customers’ imagination with the renovation. We believe we achieved that.”
Aside from its lush greens, Greenbelt furthers harmonious existence with the environment by adopting more sustainable technologies and practices such as the installation of energy-conserving, fully electric transport systems in various malls.
Additionally, customers are encouraged to help reduce waste sent to landfills by responsibly disposing trash in designated bins. Moving forward, Ayala Malls aims to initiate more nature conservation and preservation programs, and increased investments in low emissions and green technologies, to ultimately achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the shortest possible time.
In addition to the spectacular lineup of brands and the elegant new look, Greenbelt keeps faithful to its mission of enhancing the holistic desires of its patrons. While the retail scene in Makati CBD thrives, Greenbelt emerges as a prestigious convergence point for fashion, art, architecture, and nature.
Meanwhile, the reopening of the Ayala Museum finally welcomes anyone from families to students and business professionals to cultivate their love for Filipino culture, art, and history.
Discover the best of the world in Greenbelt, the country’s fashion capital. For more information on ongoing promos, mall events, and safety measures, please visit Ayala Malls at www.ayalamalls.com or social media at www.facebook.com/AyalaMalls360/ and IG @iloveayalamalls.
Though a chronic dabbler in whatever tickles her fancy, Cristina claims she can count her passions on one hand: feminism, literature, the environment, embroidery, and the power of a solid pop song. She lives in Uniqlo lounge pants and refuses to leave the house without a winged eye.
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